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978-1-4985-9546-9 • Hardback • December 2019 • $100.00 • (£77.00)
978-1-4985-9547-6 • eBook • December 2019 • $95.00 • (£73.00)
Fang Tang is associate professor in the department of literature and art at Yangtze University.
Chapter One: The Articulation of Silences: Empowering Ghosts and Rewriting Myths in Maxine Hong Kingston’s The Woman Warrior
Chapter Two: Homing Desire and the Use of Cinderella Tales in Adeline Yen Mah’s Falling Leaves Return to Their Roots
Chapter Three: Fantasizing the Mother-Daughter Relationship, Cannibalism and Posthumous Narratives in Ying Chen’s Ingratitude
Chapter Four: Crossing Boundaries: the Reconstruction of Queering History and Folktales in Larissa Lai’s When Fox is a Thousand
Utterly absorbing from the outset, this work represents a major and original contribution to diasporic literature studies. By placing race and gender at the heart of enquiries into notions of home and unhomeliness, Tang reveals the subversive potential of literary fantasy and offers new ways of conceptualising the complexity and variation of diasporic experience.
— Kathryn Batchelor, University College London
This is a fascinating book. It is a poetic and political work. I am recommending this book for its originality and commitment to explore the complexities of the lives of four Diasporic Chinese women and their sense of home from a unique perspective. Sarah forcefully argues that Fantasy literature serves to bring back Chinese mythologies, fairy tales, and ghost stories which subvert the status-quo narratives, question the power of patriarchy and how it enables the women to re-imagine the notion of home and belonging, highly contested concepts which is dealt with great knowledge by the author and constitutes her main contribution to the field.
Sarah takes the reader on a story-telling voyage through the academic and the poetic. The critical analysis is profound and sensitive of the lives of the diasporic women in their quest for equality and a place in society. This is a must-read for academics and non-academics interested in fantasy literature, Diaspora studies and Cultural and post-colonial studies.
— Olga Bailey, Nottingham Trent University